Hoboken, NJ, train crash kills at least one, injures more than 100

  • New Jersey Transit Police are on the scene at New Jersey Transit’s rail station in Hoboken, N.J. on Sept. 29, 2016.
  • N.J. Gov. Chris Christie and N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo are joined by various representatives from governmental agencies for a press conference after they toured the aftermath of an accident involving a commuter train at the Hoboken Train Station in Hoboken, N.J. on Sept. 29, 2016.
  • A train car is pictured inside the New Jersey Transit Hoboken Terminal following a train crash in Hoboken, N.J. on Sept. 29, 2016.
  • A person is taken on a stretcher after a NJ Transit train crashed into the platform at the Hoboken Terminal in N.J. on Sept. 29, 2016.
  • Hoboken police officers look over the scene of a train crash where a New Jersey Transit train derailed and crashed through the station, injuring more than 100 people, in Hoboken, N.J. on Sept. 29, 2016.
  • First responders treat injured passengers after a New Jersey Transit train crashed into the platform at Hoboken Terminal during morning rush hour on Sept. 29, 2016 in Hoboken, N.J.
  • Train personnel survey the NJ Transit train that crashed into the platform at the Hoboken Terminal on Sept. 29, 2016 in Hoboken, N.J.
  • People are treated for their injuries outside after a NJ Transit train crashed into the platform at Hoboken Terminal on Sept. 29, 2016 in Hoboken, N.J.
  • The roof collapses after a NJ Transit train crashed into the platform at the Hoboken Terminal on Sept. 29, 2016 in Hoboken, N.J.
  • People are treated for their injuries outside after a NJ Transit train crashed into the platform at Hoboken Terminal on Sept. 29, 2016 in Hoboken, N.J.
  • A helicopter flies over New Jersey Transit’s rail station in Hoboken, N.J. on Sept. 29, 2016.
  • NJ Police officers arrive to the train terminal after a New Jersey Transit train crashed into the platform at Hoboken Terminal during morning rush hour on Sept. 29, 2016 in Hoboken, N.J.

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A commuter train collided with a platform in Hoboken, New Jersey, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others on Thursday morning. The crash took place  just before 9 a.m. ET. Rail and PATH services to Hoboken have been suspended.

Chief Medical Officer Kenneth Garay of the Jersey City Medical Center said at a morning news conference that the hospital was treating more than 50 patients, including three who were in serious condition with orthopedic injuries and deep cut.

Some passengers smashed emergency windows in an attempt to exit the wreckage.

Media outlets, including TV footage and social media posts, showed extensive damage at the station itself, a New Jersey landmark dating back more than 100 years.

An investigation is underway to determine what caused the train to fail to slow down before entering the station, and whether the accident was caused by human error or mechanical failure.

The Federal Railroad Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, and New Jersey State Police have all sent officials to the station to investigate.

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